Missouri Baptist University 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 21, 2019  
Missouri Baptist University 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Administrative Council 2019-2020



Administrative Council 2019-2020

Keith Ross,* B.A., M.A., Ed.D.
President

Andy Chambers,* B.S., M.Div., Ph.D.
Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Kenneth Revenaugh,* B.S., M.B.A.
Senior Vice President for Business Affairs

Bryce Chapman,* B.A., M.A.
Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing, and University Communications

Thea Abraham, B.A., M.S.E., M.A.
Director of Records
Instructor of English

Terri Adams
Director of Calendar/Special Events

Melanie Bishop, B.S., M.A., Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Graduate Affairs
Dean, School of Education
Associate Professor of Education

Sheri Brandt, A.A., B.A., B.S., M.A., Ed.S., Ed.D.
Associate Professor of Education

Heather Brase, B.M.
Director of Campus Management Systems/Data Management and Institutional Reporting Specialist

Zach Greenlee, B.S., M.A.
Director of Student Financial Services

Kim Grey, B.A., M.S.E.
Associate Dean of Students

Stephen J. Heidke, B.S.
Director of Public Safety and Transportation

Amber Henry, B.S.E., M.Ed., Ed.S., Ed.D.
Associate Vice President for Extended Learning
Dean, Franklin County Regional Learning Center
Professor of Education

Janet Mayfield, B.S., M.B.A.
Assistant to the President

Jerry McKittrick, B.A., M.Div.
Director of Information Technology

Anthony Hough
Director of Campus Operations

Pam Savage, B.S., C.P.A.
Controller

Thomas M. Smith, B.A., M.Ed., Ed.D.
Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics
Professor of Education & Health and Sport Sciences

Cynthia Sutton, B.A., M.B.A.
Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Ashlee Johnson
Executive Director for University Advancement

Lydia Thebeau, B.A., Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Accreditation
Professor of Biology

*President’s Cabinet

Administrative Officers and Staff 2019-2020

President’s Office:

Keith Ross, President
Janet Mayfield, Assistant to the President

Academic Affairs:

Andy Chambers, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dorie Dickinson, Administrative Assistant to the Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
Genise Collum, Provost Office Document Coordinator
Melanie Bishop, Associate Vice President for Graduate Affairs; Dean, School of Education; Associate Professor of Education
Heather Goodin, Coordinator of Doctoral Student Services
Brittany Sansagraw, Director of Graduate Admissions
Madalyn Donahue, Office Coordinator
Barbara Reese, Graduate Advisor/Retention Specialist
Charlene Slates, Graduate Advisor/Retention Specialist
Grace Green, Graduate Advisor/Retention Specialist
Amber Henry,  Associate Vice President for Extended Learning; Dean, Franklin County Regional Learning Center; Professor of Education
Jim Chellew, Site Coordinator, MBU in Arnold Regional Learning Center
Taylor Bell, Administrative Assistant for the MBU in Arnold Regional Learning Center
Vonda Davis, Office Assistant, MBU in Arnold Regional Learning Center
Megan Wilson, Director for Farmington and Hillsboro Regional Learning Centers
Nicole Canania, Administrative Assistant for Farmington Regional Learning Center
Ricki Roth, Office Manager and Academic Advisor, MBU at Jefferson College Regional Learning Center
Ed Hillhouse, Professor of Education
Janice Chapman, Undergraduate Online Enrollment Counselor – Adult and Online Program
Natalie Taylor, Graduate Enrollment Counselor
Suzanne Emmons, Education Site Coordinator for the MBUFranklin County Regional Learning Center; Instructor of Education
Cookie Banderman, Receptionist, Franklin County Regional Learning Center
A. Lynne Rinne, Academic Advisor, Franklin County Regional Learning Center
Sheri Brandt, Associate Professor of Education
Mark Engelhardt, Education Site Coordinator for the MBUTroy/Wentzville Regional Learning Center; Professor of Education
Jerry Raines, Director of Troy/Wentzville Regional Learning Center; Instructor of School of Education
Edie Beamer, Office Manager for the MBU-Troy/Wentzville Regional Learning Center
Donna Krone, Office Assistant for the MBU-Troy/Wentzville Regional Learning Center
Loftin Woodiel, Dean, Lewis & Clark Regional Learning Center; Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice and Corporate Security Leaderhip
Chris Corby, Office Manager for the MBU at Lewis and Clark Regional Learning Center
Julia Schroeder, Dean of the Southern Illinois Regional Learning Centers; Professor of Education and Natural Sciences
Marsha Grob, Part-time Administrative Assistant for MBU at Rend Lake Regional Learning Center
Lydia Thebeau, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Accreditation; Professor of Biology
Carla Jones, Coordinator for Undergraduate Advising
CeCelia Bond, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of School of Business
Karen Kannenberg, Acting Dean of School of Business; Director of MBA Program; Associate Professor of Marketing and Business Administration
Melanie Bishop, Associate Vice President for Graduate Affairs; Dean, School of Education; Associate Professor of Education
Clint Limoges, Director of Counselor Education; Assistant Professor of Counseling Education
Nancy Sickler, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of School of Education
Kathleen C. Wendt, Director of Teacher Certification Advising
Kendra Ray, Administrative Coordinator for Teacher Education and Field Experience
Angela McGowan, Teacher Certification Coordinator
Amanda Kehoe, Budget Coordinator for the School of Education
Larry Smith, Chair, Division of Fine Arts; Professor of Music; Director, MBU Honors
Sarah Dickey, Fine Arts Administrative Assistant
Jordan Cox, Director of Choral Activities; Assistant Professor of Music
Shane Williams, Director of Bands; Associate Professor of Music
P. Gregory Comfort, Chair, Division of Health and Sport Sciences; Professor of Health and Sport Sciences
Joy Brueggeman, Assistant to the Division Chair of Health and Sport Sciences
John Han, Professor of English and Creative Writing; Chair, Humanities Division; Editor, Intégrité: A Faith and Learning Journal; Editor, Cantos
Curtis McClain, Director of Christian Studies; Professor of Bible
Jerry Deese, Chair, Division of Natural Sciences; Associate Professor of Physics and Mathematics
Janelle Moore, Lab Manager for the Natural Sciences Division
Janet K. Puls, Chair, Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Associate Professor of Human Services and Psychology
James Kellogg, Coordinator for Criminal Justice Program; Associate Professor of Criminal Justice
Amber Pyatt, Dean, School of Nursing; Associate Professor of Nursing
Heather Brase, Director of Campus Management Systems/Data Management and Institutional Reporting Specialist
Kim Cochran, Director of EXCEL; Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Doug Morris, Assistant Director of EXCEL; Professor of Education
Colleen Inman, Director of EXCEL Student Services
Bob Kilzer, Director of Study Abroad

Library Services:

Rebekah McKinney, M.A. (L. & I.S.), Director of Library Sciences
Jessica Omalla, Acquisitions Librarian
Ling Thumin, M.L.S., M.B.A., Circulation Librarian
Linda Webb, Circulation Manager

Records Office:

Thea Abraham, Director of Records; Instructor of English
Kathie Pitts, Associate Director of Records; VA Certifying Official
Erik Gustafson, Transfer Guide and Data Validation Coordinator
Kasia Allen, Transfer and Articulation Coordinator
Kathy Hammers, Transfer and Articulation Coordinator
Molly Munoz, Degree Audit and Publication Coordinator
Melissa Cornwell, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Records
Kameron Moore, Records Assistant 

Information Technology:

Jerry McKittrick, Director of Information Technology

Student Development:

Andy Chambers, Senior Vice President for Student Development/Associate Provost; Title IX Coordinator; Professor of Bible
Krista Huse, Administrative Assistant to the Vice President for Student Development
Kimberly Grey, Associate Dean of Students
Allyssa Stevenson, Administrative Assistant for Student Health Services
Emily Blackford, Administrative Assistant for Student Health Services
Sarah Gibbs, Career Services Program Support Assistant
Taira Schertz, Director of Resident Life
Kayla Knapp, Resident Director of North Hall
Stephen Crain, Resident Director of Pillsbury-Huff Hall
Abbey Adams, Resident Life Coordinator
Marie Tudor, Coordinator for Assessment and Success Initiatives
Lara Hines, Director of Student Activities
Aaron Lumkin, Campus Minister; Director of Faith and Service
Lauren Repp, Director of International Student Services
Amy Williams, Processing and Program Assistant for the Department of International Student Services
Amy Goodberlet, Director of Student Success
Jeannette Musgrave, Student Success Advisor/Special Needs Coordinator
Judy Ellison, Student Success Advisor/Special Needs Coordinator
Stephen Heidke, Director of Public Safety and Transportation
Joseph Edwards, Deputy Director of Public Safety; Title IX Investigator
Melinda Conners, Administrative Assistant to the Director of Public Safety

Athletics:

Thomas M. Smith, Associate Vice President and Director of Athletics; Professor of Education & Health and Sport Sciences
Eddie Uschold, Associate Director of Athletics (Outdoor Sports); Head Baseball Coach; Instructor of Health and Sport Sciences
Iris Dixon, Associate Director of Athletics (Compliance); Senior Women Administrator; Instructor of Health and Sport Sciences
Andy Joly, Assistant Director of Athletics over Facilities and Scheduling; Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach
Chelsea Gammon, Assistant to the Director of Athletics 
Andrea Robb, Manager of Athletic Operations
Adam Samson, Assistant Athletic Director for Media and Communications
Kevin Schaefer, Assistant Director of Sports Information 
Meredith Dill, Head Athletic Trainer
Ashley Broughton, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Drake Ott, Assistant Athletic Trainer; Part-Time Instructor of Health and Sport Sciences
Drew Potter, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Austin Wagner, Assistant Athletic Trainer
Jacob Alvernia, Head Men’s Soccer Coach
Jason Burianek, Head Football Coach
Andrew Douglas, Head Coach of eSports
Katie Goodwin, Head Women’s Track and Field and Cross Country Coach
Matthew Brock, Head Men’s Basketball Coach
Samuel Pearson, Head Women’s Basketball Coach
Justin Hoagland, Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach
Brian Jackson, Head Men’s and Women’s Wrestling Coach; Instructor of Business Administration
Deno Merrick, Head Women’s Soccer Coach; Part-Time Instructor of Health and Sport Sciences
Chris Nichols, Women’s Head Volleyball Coach
Tom Young, Men’s Volleyball Coach
Mark Sissom, Head Men’s Track and Field and Cross Country Coach
Steve Solovic, Head Men’s and Women’s Bowling Coach
Cole Stevenson, Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach
Kenneth Messer-Brooks, Acting Head Softball Coach
Lindsay Carlile, Head Women’s Lacross Coach

Business Affairs:

Ken Revenaugh, Senior Vice President for Business Affairs
Pamela Savage, CPA, Controller
Eric Schertz, Senior Accountant
John Paden, Staff Accountant
Mary Ann Dare, Payroll/Benefits Administrator
Laurie A. Wallace, Payroll/Benefits Administrator
Auburn Ard, Student Accounts Counselor
Emily Crain, Business Office Collections Clerk
Dana Lorenz, Accounts Payable/Payroll and Benefits Clerk
April Crahen, Budget Analyst
Anthony Hough, Director of Campus Operations
Teresa Milton, Director of Housekeeping
Mike Krone, Director of Grounds
John Shaw, Director of Maintenance
Clayce Fletcher, Manager of The Perk
Cynthia Morgan, Bookstore Manager

University Advancement:


Sandy Riutcel, Advancement Services Coordinator
Ashlee Johnson, Executive Director for University Advancement
Brian Knapp, Director of Career and Alumni Engagement
Bryce Chapman, Vice President for Enrollment, Marketing, and University Communications
Coral Christopher, Digital & Editorial Strategist
Jenny Sinamon, Senior Communications Specialist (Creative Design)
Katlyn Moncada, Web Content Specialist
Sebastian Munoz Castellanos, Enrollment Marketing Specialist
Terri Adams, Director of Calendaring and Special Events
Aaron Chastain, Technical Coordinator for Special Events
Brenna Lacey, MBU Fitness Coordinator

Admissions:

Cynthia Sutton, Executive Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Jill Crain, Assistant Director of Admissions
Kalie Adams, Senior Admissions Counselor and Campus Visit Coordinator
Ben Carril, Freshman Admissions Counselor
Jenna Moore, Freshman Admissions Counselor 
Mary Kate Walton, Freshman Admissions Counselor
Alec Blackford, Freshman Admissions Counselor
Leah Maasen, Admissions Processing Specialist
Kathy Tompkins, Administrative Assistant for Undergraduate Admissions
Laura Copeland, University Receptionist 

Financial Services:

Zach Greenlee, Director of Student Financial Services
Elizabeth Poeling, Associate Director of Student Financial Services/Student Accounts
Pamela Hiebert, Associate Director of Student Financial Services
Yolanda Dye, Assistant Director of Student Financial Services
Michelle Derby, Financial Assistance Counselor for New Students 
Michael Meyer, Financial Assistance Counselor 
Nicholas Sinamon, Financial Assistance Counselor for New Students
Christian Diaz, Financial Services Counselor
Eric Bliggenstorfer, Financial Services Administrator
Donna Parke, Student Accounts Assistant

Full-Time Faculty 2019-2020

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DAVID WAYNE BAILEY 2002
Professor of Psychology  
B.S., Evangel College, 1977  
M.A., Biola University, 1980  
Psy.D., Biola University, 1983  
   
MATTHEW R. BARDOWELL 2016
Assistant Professor of English  
B.A., Florida International University, 2004  
M.A., Florida Atlantic University, 2007  
Ph..D., Saint Louis University, 2016  
   
ASHLEY BELL 2018
Assistant Professor of Nursing  
B.S.N., Cedarville University, 2008  
M.S.N., University of Missouri-Saint Louis, 2013  
   
CATHY BENTON 1986
Professor of Music  
A.A., Jefferson College, 1973  
B.M.E., Murray State University, 1975  
M.M., Webster University, 1983  
D.M.A., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2002  
   
KEITH BEUTLER 2000
Professor of History  
B.A., Liberty University, 1991  
M.Ed., Union University, 1997  
M.A., University of Tennessee, 1999  
Ph.D., Washington University, 2005  
   
MELANIE BISHOP 2013
Associate Vice President for Graduate Affairs  
Dean, School of Education  
Associate Professor of Education  
B.S., Southwest Baptist University, 1994  
M.A., Lindenwood University, 1998  
Ed.D., Lindenwood University, 2010  
     
HOLLY BRAND 2000  
Professor of Psychology    
B.S., Southeast Missouri State University, 1994    
M.S., Saint Louis University, 1999    
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2002    
     
SHERI BRANDT 2012  
Associate Professor of Education    
A.A., St. Charles Community College, 1991    
B.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1997    
B.S., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1998    
M.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2000    
Ed.S., Missouri Baptist Univerity, 2012    
Ed.D., Missouri Baptist University, 2014    
     
JAMES CHELLEW 2005  
Site Coordinator, MBU in Arnold Regional Learning Center    
Assistant Professor of Education    
B.A., Central Methodist College, 1972    
M.A., Truman State University, 1978    
Additional Studies: University of Missouri-St. Louis    
     
PATRICK W. CLEVELAND 2017  
Assistant Professor of Counseling Education    
B.A., Baptist Bible College, 1982    
B.A., Metropolitan State University, 1986    
M.A., University of Colorado, Denver, 1994    
Ph.D., Regent University, 2008    
Additional Studies: University of Colorado, Denver, 2007    
     
KIM COCHRAN 1999  
Director of EXCEL    
Assistant Professor of Mathematics    
B.S., University of Missouri-Rolla, 1987    
M.B.A., Webster University, 1996    
     
DAVID COLLUM 2012  
Assessment and Accreditation Data Coordinator    
Assistant Professor of Education    
A.A., Holmes Junior College, 1975    
B.S., Delta State University, 1976    
M.S., Mississippi State University, 1979    
Ed.S., Missouri Baptist University, 2012    
Ed.D., Missouri Baptist Univerity, 2015    
   
JANET L. COMFORT 2004
Instructor of Health and Sport Sciences  
B.S., Liberty University, 1992  
M.A.C., Lynchburg College in Virginia, 1998  
M.Ed., Wichita State University, 2002  
   
PAUL GREGORY COMFORT 2003
Chair, Health and Sport Sciences Division  
Professor of Health and Sport Sciences  
B.S.E., University of Arkansas, 1979  
M.Ed., University of Arkansas, 1986  
Ed.D., University of Arkansas, 1992  
   
JUSTIN COOK, L.P.C. 2018
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education  
B.S., Missouri State University, 2008  
M.S., Missouri State University, 2015  
Ph.D., University of Arkansas, 2018  
   
JORDAN COX 2015
Director of Choral Activities  
Assistant Professor of Music  
B.M.E, Missouri Baptist University, 2010  
M.A.R., Liberty University, 2012  
Additional Studies: University of Missouri-Columbia  
   
KASEY COX 2012
Assistant Professor of Theatre  
Director of Theatre  
B.M., Missouri Baptist University, 2010  
M.A., Fontbonne University, 2014  
   
TAMMY S. COX 2006
Associate Dean of School of Education - Teacher Education and Student Affairs  
Assistant Professor of Education  
B.S.Ed., Southwest Baptist University, 1981  
M.A., Oral Roberts University, 2003  
Ed.D., Missouri Baptist University, 2018  
   
GUY DANHOFF 2008
Assistant Professor of Health and Sport Sciences  
Director for Online Training  
A.A., William Rainey Harper College, 1987  
B.S., Western Illinois University, 1990  
M.S., Western Illinois University, 1992  
   
DEBRA D’ARCY 2017
Assistant Professor of Nursing  
B.S.N., Purdue University-Calumet, 1987  
M.S.N., Webster University, 2003  
   
JERRY DEESE 1996
Chair, Natural Sciences Division  
Associate Professor of Physics and Mathematics  
B.S., North Carolina State University, 1972  
M.S., North Carolina State University, 1976  
Ph.D., North Carolina State University, 1978  
   
TIMOTHY DELICATH 2012
Director – Office for Institutional Effectiveness and Research  
Professor of Educational Research  
B.S., Bradley University, 1980  
M.B.A., Lindenwood University, 1987  
Ph.D., St. Louis University, 1998  
   
MARK DUERR 2017
Assistant Professor of Biology  
B.A., Concordia University Wisconsin, 2010  
Ph.D., Saint Louis University School of Medicine, 2016  
   
MATTHEW C. EASTER 2012
Assistant Professor of Bible  
B.A., Southwest Baptist University, 2005  
M.Div., Duke University, 2008  
Ph.D., University of Otago, 2012  
   
ANDREW FRANKLIN ELVINGTON 2015
Assistant Professor of Biology  
B.S., Clemson University, 2006  
Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina, 2013  
   
MARK D. ENGELHARDT 1999
Professor of Education  
B.S., Southeast Missouri State University, 1974  
M.A., Southeast Missouri State University, 1981  
Ed.S., Saint Louis University, 1988  
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 1990  
   
LADD FASZOLD 1987
Professor of Music  
B.M.E., Southeast Missouri State University, 1974  
M.C.M., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976  
D.M.A., University of Memphis, 1993  
   
STEVE GUSTAFSON 2018
Special Lecturer for the School of Business  
B.S.B.A., University of North Dakota, 1982  
M.A., University of North Dakota, 1984  
M.S., Golden Gate University, 2008  
   
JOHN HAN 1999
Chair – Humanities Division  
Professor of English and Creative Writing  
Editor of Intégrité: A Faith and Learning Journal  
Editor of Cantos: A Literary and Arts Journal  
B.A., Kookmin University, 1979  
M.Ed., Yonsei University, 1986  
M.A., Kansas State University, 1991  
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1998  
Writing Certificate in English, Missouri Baptist University, 2007  
   
AMY HARRISON 2016
Director of Doctor and Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership  
Assistant Professor of Higher Education Leadership  
A.A., Jefferson College, 2006  
B.A., Lee University, 2009  
M.A.T., Lee University, 2011  
M.A., Southeast Missouri State University, 2012  
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2016  
   
JOE DONALD HEATH 2015
Visiting Lecturer in Corporate Security Leadership and Criminal Justice  
A.A., Jacksonville College, 1977  
B.A.S., Stephen F. Austin State University, 1979  
M.Ed., Stephen F. Austin State University, 1983  
Ph.D., Dallas Baptist University, 2011  
M.S.C.J., Missouri Baptist University, 2014  
   
SUSAN K. HLADKY 2015
Director of Field Experience  
Assistant Professor of Education  
B.S.Ed., Emporia State University, 1980  
M.Ed., Washburn University, 1987  
Advanced Certification Studies: University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1993  
Ed.D., Lindenwood University, 2011  
   
TARA HOMMELSON 2018
Assistant Professor of Nursing  
B.S.N., Maryville University, 2008  
M.S.N., University of Missouri-Saint Louis, 2013  
   
LINDA NICHOLE VINES JOHNSON 2005
Assistant Professor of Human Services and Psychology  
B.A., Missouri Baptist University, 1998  
M.S.W., Saint Louis University, 2002  
Ph.D., Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, 2016  
   
JASON JORDAN, L.P.C. 2018
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education  
B.S.B.A, Tennessee Technological University, 1993  
M.A.C., Trevecca Nazarene University, 2010  
Ph.D., Trevecca Nazarene University, 2016  
   
KAREN KANNENBERG 1994
Acting Dean of School of Business  
MBA Program Director  
Associate Professor of Accounting and Business Administration  
B.M., Shorter College, 1985  
M.A., Webster University, 1994  
D.Mgt., Webster University, 1999  
   
JAMES KELLOGG 1996
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Corporate Security Leadership and Program Coordinator  
B.A., Missouri Baptist College, 1974  
M.A., Webster University, 1990  
   
MARK KIMZEY 1996
Assistant Professor of Health and Sport Sciences  
A.S., North Greenville College, 1988  
B.A., Missouri Baptist College, 1990  
M.Div., Covenant Theological Seminary, 1994  
M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2006  
   
STEPHANIE KONTRIM-BAUMANN 2004
Assistant Professor of Marketing and Business Administration  
B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1990  
M.B.A., Washington University, 1998  
   
CLINT R. LIMOGES, L.P.C. 2016
Director of Counselor Education  
Assistant Professor of Counseling Education  
B.A., MidAmerica Nazarene University, 1992  
M.A., Nazarene Theological Seminary, 1995  
M.S., Henderson State University, 2005  
Ph.D., Walden University, 2014  
   
JASON MALLORY 2017
Assistant Professor of Music  
B.M., University of Southern California, 2004  
M.M., University of Louisville, 2006  
D.M.A., University of Iowa, 2014  
   
CURTIS K. MCCLAIN, JR. 1988
Director of Christian Studies  
Professor of Bible  
B.A., Howard Payne University, 1977  
M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1980  
Ph.D., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, 1995  
   
C. ALLIN MEANS 2011
Professor of Journalism and Communications  
B.A., Baylor University, 1986  
M.A., University of West Florida, 1998  
Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 2010  
   
ROBIN MURRAY 2017
Assistant Professor of Nursing  
B.S.N., Indiana University, 1997  
M.S.N., Webster University, 2003  
Additional Studies: Webster University, 2008  
   
BRIDGETT NIEDRINGHAUS 2018
Assistant Professor of Education  
B.S.E.D., University of Missouri-Saint Louis, 1992  
M.A.E., Lindenwood University, 1998  
Ed.D., Lindenwood University, 2012  
   
ALICIA NODDINGS 2013
Associate Dean of School of Education - Accreditation, Assessment, and Data  
Associate Professor of Education  
B.S., Baylor University, 1990  
B.M., Baylor University, 1994  
M.A., Concordia University Chicago, 1999  
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2012  
   
MICHAEL NOLAN 2013
Assistant Professor of Exercise Science  
A.A., Southeast Community College, 2005  
B.S., University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2009  
M.S., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 2011  
   
JULIE OOMS 2014
Assistant Professor of English  
B.A., Dordt College, 2008  
Ph.D., Baylor University, 2014  
   
DAVID PIERCE 2004
Assistant Professor of Health and Sport Sciences  
B.S.E., Lakeland College-Sheboygan, 1970  
M.S.S., United States Sports Academy, 1989  
   
SHAYANI PIERIS 2012
Associate Professor of Plant Sciences  
B.Sc., University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1997  
Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2007  
   
LOWELL PITZER 1990
Assistant Professor of Education  
B.S., Alderson Broaddus College, 1964  
M.A., West Virginia University, 1967  
Continuing Education Program for Certification: University of Virginia, 1979 and 1981  
   
JANET K. PULS, L.C.S.W. 2000
Chair, Social/Behavioral Sciences Division  
Associate Professor of Human Services and Psychology  
B.A., Maryville University, 1997  
M.S.W., Saint Louis University, 1999  
Ph.D., Walden University, 2011  
   
AMBER PYATT 2016
Dean of School of Nursing  
Associate Professor of Nursing  
B.S., Southeast Missouri State University, 2006  
B.S.N., Newman University, 2010  
M.S.N., University of Cincinatti, 2014  
D.N.P., American Sentinel University, 2016  
   
LAURA RAUSCHER, L.P.C. 2011
Associate Professor of Education and Counseling  
Clinical Director of Field Experience  
B.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2001  
M.Ed., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2004  
Ph.D., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2012  
   
KATHY ROSELAND 2018
Assistant Professor of Nursing  
A.S.N., Middle Georgia State University, 2016  
B.S.N., Chamberlain University, 2011  
M.S.N., Chamberlain University, 2013  
D.N.P., Chamberlain University, 2016  
   
JULIA SCHROEDER 2012
Dean, Southern Illinois Regional Learning Centers  
Professor of Education and Natural Sciences  
A.S., John A. Logan College, 1974  
B.S., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1976  
M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1988  
Ph.D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1995  
   
DAVID B. SMITH 1998
Assistant Professor of Mathematics  
B.S.E., Illinois State University, 1975  
M.S., Illinois State University, 1981  
   
LARRY SMITH 1998
Chair, Fine Arts Division  
Director – MBU Honors  
Professor of Music  
B.M.E., Baylor University, 1979  
M.M., Southwest Texas State University, 1986  
D.M.A., Arizona State University, 1998  
   
JANICE A. SPECK 2008
Assistant Professor of Counseling Education  
B.S., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1977  
M.Ed., University of Missouri-St. Louis, 1979  
Ed.S., Missouri Baptist University, 2010  
Ed.D., Missouri Baptist University, 2013  
   
AMANDA STAGGENBORG 2011
Assistant Professor of Public Relations and Communications  
B.A., Webster University, 2003  
M.A., Webster Univerrsity, 2008  
Additional Studies: Lindenwood University and Missouri Baptist University  
   
JESSICA STAPLETON 2014
Assistant Professor of Excercise Science  
A.A., Illinois Central College, 2007  
B.S., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 2009  
M.S.Ed., Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 2011  
Ph.D., McMaster University, 2014  
   
LYDIA THEBEAU 2005
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Accreditation  
Professor of Biology  
B.A., Hannibal-LaGrange College, 1995  
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2002  
   
MARY S. VEDAMUTHU 2004
Natural Sciences Laboratory Coordinator  
Professor of Chemistry  
B.S., University of Madras, 1982  
M.S., University of Madras, 1985  
Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 1996  
   
JASON VERMETTE 2015
Assistant Professor of Mathematics  
B.S., Oral Roberts University, 2008  
M.S., University of Tulsa, 2010  
Ph.D., University of Delaware, 2015  
   
CARRIE WAHLMAN 2017
Assistant Professor of Biology  
B.S., Southwest Baptist University, 2011  
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2016  
   
CHRISTINE A. WARD 2016
Assistant Professor of Counseling Education  
B.S.., Trinity University, 2001  
M.Ed., University of North Florida, 2005  
Ph.D., Texas A & M University, 2009  
   
WM. SHANE WILLIAMS 2015
Director of Bands  
Associate Professor of Music  
B.S.Ed., Austin Peay State University, 1984  
M.M., St. Louis Conservatory of Music, 1986  
M.M., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1997  
ABD: Lindenwood University  
   
JESSICA WOHLSCHLAEGER 2010
Instructor of English  
B.A., Missouri Baptist University, 2008  
Writing Certificate, Missouri Baptist University, 2008  
M.A., Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 2010  
   
LOFTIN WOODIEL 2012
Dean, MBU at Lewis & Clark Community College Regional Learning Center  
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice  
Diploma in Lay Ministry, Nazarene Bible College, 1981  
A.A.S., Community College of the Air Force, 1985  
B.A., Western Illinois University, 1983  
M.A., University of Central Oklahoma, 1987  
Ph.D., Saint Louis University, 2000  

Part-Time Faculty 2019-2020

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